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Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 285 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (243)
  • Smooth (231)
  • Lightweight (219)
  • Long lasting (160)
  • Blends well (97)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (196)
  • All skin types (115)
  • Going out (100)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • Travel (60)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (114), Classic style (100), Trendy style (55)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (127), Medium (120), Deep (24)

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4.0

Decent

By Fashionista

from Garland, TX

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      I think this is decent, although I still see some shine hours later but not too noticable. The package doesn't indicate when to discard the product like Smashbox does. I don't use this everyday. I asked a question on here to see when the product expires and Ulta expert staft said thats once open, I should use it with in 3 months. I think thats too short because most primer can last 2 years before it goes bad. I will stick to Smashbox primer from now on. I've had this for 3 months now and it's nowhere near empty yet, I not throwing it away sinse it still works fine

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Fantastic Primer!

      By Regan

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I didn't normally use a primer, but it was on sale and I needed $5 for free shipping. I'm hooked. I ended up ordering 3 more tubes and recommend it to everyone. It's the only one I've seen with salicylic acid, so if you have acne prone skin, this is perfect. I love how smoothly it goes on and is invisible under my powder mineral foundation. The price is right and is better than the pricier high end primers.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Primer

        By akabubbles11

        from Renton, WA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          I love this primer it helps keep my skin matte all day and my make up last!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Magical

          By cking3177

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            I initially tried this product to reduce the visibility of pores. Although it doesn't make the pores disappear, it gives a softness to your face. I'm 52 years old and definitely can see a difference when I apply the product to one side of my face while leaving the other side "naked."

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Doesn't work

            By gigi_hunkabunk

            from Dallas

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            This primer doesn't make any difference to my makeup. Also, it STINKS, I mean it is ridiculously stinky! I don't even wear it because it smells so bad!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Be Careful with Dry Skin

            By Claire B

            from Cincinnati

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            I really love this primer; it does everything it says. My face doesn't shine all day, and it helps the foundation/blush/blending process go so well!
            My only warning is that, if you have dry skin, this can be very irritating, so I'd put it on right after moisturizer to prevent irritation.

             
            5.0

            first best step

            By Energiax

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out

              Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

              Great product to apply before foundation! Love it! it makes my makeup last all day.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent

              By Sam

              from ND

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                I returned this. I didn't notice anything different.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Love this product!!!

                By The Kindergarten Teacher

                from Round Rock, TX

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                  I use this product every day! It keeps my foundation smooth, stays on all day and I don't have to do any touch ups.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Primer I've Ever Used!

                  By Jennifer

                  from USA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Pros

                  • Controls oil
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooths Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                    This product has absolutely blown me away. I have tried almost every primer known to man that claims to be for oily skin. I've tried the cheapest to the most expensive, and this one is the only one that has actually impressed me. I have super oily skin, so finding any primer that can survive more than half a day on my oily skin is quite a feat. This primer goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly, doesn't dry my skin out, and doesn't turn me into a total grease ball. I use this primer in combination with the old version of Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder, and my makeup lasts much longer than it has with any other primer. I've never seen this primer be out of stock online, so I'm really hoping this doesn't mean it's about to be discontinued. I just accidentally let myself run out of it, and now I can't find it in the 2 Ulta stores I've been to or online. Really hoping this primer comes back in stock soon. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that has to battle oily skin. I think it would also be good for those with combo-oily skin, or normal skin. I'm not sure about dry skin, since this primer does have salicylic acid in it which can cause dryness if your skin is dry to begin with.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • Q:

                      The previous Ulta primer was awesome, except for the pump. Is this the same primer just in a different container?
                      Asked on 12/6/2014 by JPPMom from Apex, NC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, exactly! Matte Prime is the same exact formula in updated packaging.

                        Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                      Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                        Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      is this primer non-comedogenic?
                      Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                        Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                      Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                        Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                      Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                        Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                      Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                        Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this primer gluten free?
                      Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                        Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do you put this on after day cream?
                      Thank you.
                      Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jane from Greer, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, apply this primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation for best results.

                        Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      It is a good product for combination skin?
                      Asked on 5/4/2014 by Kris

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, so if you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      full ingredient list please
                      Asked on 4/23/2014 by AimeeAz

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Silica, C12-15 Allky Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Salicyclic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Butheth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

                        Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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